2011 27" i5 Imac CPU sits at 25% when idle?

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  1. iloveimac macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have not long had my Imac annd i have noticed that after boot, with no apps what so ever running the CPU is still showing (via istatpro) CPU usage at 25%

    Erm, well this obviously isn't right, but I don't know what to do?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. iloveimac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thanks for the reply....I did have a look....the dock is coming up at 100%?????? Not too sire what I am supposed to do about that? Please have a look at the screenshot attached :)
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The Dock process includes the Dashboard, maybe take some widgets of the Dashboard to see, which may be the culprit.


     
  5. bclk55 macrumors newbie

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    It's probably coming from your vm dock folder. What happened is 10.6.8 update somehow screwed up parallels vm dock folder to utilized 100% of the CPU. You will have to disable it in your vm settings.

    Here's the link for the instructions.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_...ter-os-x-10.6.8-update-for-parallels-6-users/
     
  6. iloveimac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all your help guys....@bclk55, i think you were right, I wish i had waited a bit longer before calling Applecare and being told to do an erase and install, I have yet to reinstall Parallels, thanks for the heads up.......thanks for all your help!!
     

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